Lake Michigan Kayak fishing

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9/1/18 @ 1:58 PM
Jighead1
Jighead1
USER since 8/17/17

Like to try kayak inside kenosha harbor what do u need to have on it for regs?


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8/30/18 @ 6:58 PM
Tom920
Tom920
USER since 3/9/17

There are a few good spots.


101 Reichert Ct, Racine, WI 53402

Go all the way to the end of the road. Kayak launch is on the dock, if you have a large hobie, this one might be difficult to use.  Its new, will not show up on google maps in sat view


1 Barker St, Racine, WI 53402

Go through the yacht club parking lot.  The parking for the park is on the otherside with the public launch right next to it


Root River Environmental Education Community Center

1301 W 6th St, Racine, WI 

This one is a bit up river if thats where you want to be, if you want to fish harbor or lake use other 2

Edited on 8/30/18 7:08 PM
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8/30/18 @ 2:59 PM
CORFAB
CORFAB
USER since 8/25/14

you could easily launch from the canoe launch on 6th st.

1301 West 6th Street, Racine, WI

EDIT, its a bit of a ride to the lake.

Edited on 8/30/18 3:01 PM
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8/30/18 @ 11:25 AM
Atrain30
Atrain30
USER since 7/28/14

Can someone pin point where I can launch my kayak in Racine?  I plan on fishing there this weekend.  I fished there last year and used the public boat landing. A guy at the landing told me that his friends use an access spot along the river..

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7/24/18 @ 12:32 PM
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Kayak Fisher
Kayak Fisher
MEMBER since 6/4/08

MOON PHASE (91%)
Waxing Gibbous

Well another Salmon-A-Rama has come and gone. Every year the conditions are different, and the fish will come in shallow, out deep, up high, down low or all of the above in the 9 days of fishing.

This year was a struggle for me. I pedaled 88 miles and sat in my kayak 42 hours only catching one decent 16# king a fair number of small "shaker" Kings and 9 brown trout. 

Every year I learn a little more on how to fish this lake. I don't always get into the fish, but someone always finds them. Congratulations to Mark Rasmussen, Chad Gulseth, Gerry, and Todd Miller for finishing in the top 4. And great job to all the other compediters as well.

A special thanks to Johnson Outdoors and Steve Van Dis for sponsoring this great tournament!  

And thank you to my wife and children for being supportive and understanding during the tournament

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7/23/18 @ 12:21 PM
LuckyC
LuckyC
USER since 2/12/17

Awesome job Mark! I was only able to get out in the kayak 3 times but managed to put up a 14.76# brown on Sunday, and then beat it with a 14.96# king on Monday.  The 20#ers were elusive for me.  Nearly all of my action came on leadcore as well.  The fog on Sunday was something else.

Edited on 7/23/18 12:21 PM
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7/23/18 @ 12:08 PM
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markrazzy
markrazzy
USER since 6/23/09

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Waxing Gibbous

Jim - so one was a male, and I'm pretty sure the one that SAR kept was a female (going by presence or lack there of a hook jaw). I didn't clean either one... The male was given away and the female that was on display got donated (or in the trash?) to SAR after being frozen for a week. 

I did catch a couple 15-17 lb kings that had quite the tan going already. And I've cleaned a couple females in July that had relatively developed skein - at least to the point that a couple people took it. I've caught female kings in March that already developing some eggs, although very small eggs. 

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7/23/18 @ 11:55 AM
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jimdi4
jimdi4
USER since 8/5/16

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Waxing Gibbous

Great Job Mark!..

Quick question...When you did clean the two female Kings where there any skein already in them?...


Looks like a pair of 4 year old's...always wondered when the eggs begin to form on those 4 year old's...by end of Aug there already changing color although one of them was obviously less silver in color already...

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7/23/18 @ 8:00 AM
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markrazzy
markrazzy
USER since 6/23/09

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Waxing Gibbous

Well another SAR has come and gone.  It was definitely a grind out there.  I fished the first 6 mornings and ended up 30-39 with 23 kings (4 over 20 lbs, lots of mid-teens fish), 3 coho, 2 steelhead, and 2 lakers.  I caught fish in shallow water and deep water, and most of my action (if not all) was in the top 40 ft or so of the water column.  I had a couple mornings with 7 fish, and my two worst days were Saturday (3 fish, but a 23 lb king) and Wednesday morning after we had a bit of a North blow, I only got two fish.  Obviously, Sunday morning was epic - I went 5-10 with my smallest fish being a 12 lb laker to go with a couple mid teens kings (15 and 16 lbs) and the twin 27 lbers.  The first 27 lber came about sunrise on my leadcore rod and the 2nd one came closer to 9am.  I was letting out a spoon that the monster king literally took off the surface (I hadn't even put my weight on yet).  I felt the hit and quickly set the hook and the fight was on.  Very flukey, but hey, I'll take it! 

By far my hottest rod was my leadcore rod.  I usually run two torpedo rods (one on each side) and then a leadcore rod down the chute (I have it setup to be either 3, 6, or 10 colors the way I have it setup).  Leadcore was responsible for 18 of my 30 fish, even though it was only 1 of the 3 rods I was running.  I even tried to run my torpedo rods with the same hot bait at what I was thinking was the same depth, and they wouldn't get touched.  Crazy how that works.  

I'd like to thank all the volunteers that help make Salmon-a-rama run and also thank Johnson Outdoors for sponsoring the kayak division!  Congrats to all the other competitors, especially to Chad, Gerry, Todd, and Phil for placing! I'd also like to thank my very pregnant wife for letting me fish, and my soon-to-be-born daughter for holding off just a little bit to let me fish in this tourney! 

Edited on 7/23/18 8:07 AM
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7/19/18 @ 11:52 PM
X Boat
X Boat
MEMBER since 2/21/08

nice video, awesome catches, very good job,

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